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Long file name attachments in Outlook for mac

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Hi,

I have a user that is trying to imsert attachments into his outlook client on a power mac. If the document name is less than 28 chars (not including .file extension) then it is fine, if it is longer than this then it still inserts but generates its own name for the attachment (which is unreadable and has nothing to do with the original attachment name). However the content of the attachment remains unchanged. Can anyone help on this ?

cheers

Darren
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Macs dont support filenames longer than 32 characters. If you take a PC file with a longer name and put it on a mac it will truncate the name to "xxxxxxxxx...xxx.". Outlook may be trying to add on its own extension and thus pushes the file over the character limit, which results in a truncated name.  Remember that if youve got a 28 character name, youre already at the 32 char limit with the ".xxx" extension.
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Thanks for the info. 32 chars ? Is that the max, no add ins etc to increase this capability ?

Ta
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Not so far. The new disk format HFS+ does support long filenames but it hasnt been enabled in the OS yet. OSX will support long filenames as far as i know as its based on unix.
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Thanks for your help
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